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All you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Choosing your wedding flowers is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding! But, there are important things to keep in mind when you pick your pretty blooms...
All you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons - The Wedding Club

As with all things nature, flowers are seasonal. And when it comes to wedding flowers, this is super important info you need!

Why?

Because the wedding flower seasons will affect your wedding planning greatly, especially when it comes to cost and availability. In this post, we’ll look at the seasons and how you can work around those…

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All you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

The seasonality of flowers influences the wedding industry greatly – for both professionals and brides. That is why it is super important to research wedding flowers by season, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

The key thing to keep in mind is that flowers that are out of season need to be imported from other countries, and thus are much more expensive.

This brings me to this: the wedding budget. Having a wedding budget is one of the must-haves when planning your wedding – it will help you to spend your money sensibly and where it really matters.

A budget overview, costs breakdown, hidden costs, supplier payment tracker, and a payment calendar are what you need to budget for your wedding. BUT these are just a small part of the sheets, which I have included in the massive (MASSIVE!!) Wedding Planner that’ll help you to plan your wedding from A to Z – plus it’s fully editable.

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Flower availability

Flowers are seasonal. This is very important when choosing your wedding flowers. Seasons affect the florists’ pricing, which in turn will influence how much your wedding costs.

Due to the availability of flowers, some florists or wedding suppliers stick to an availability chart because it is such a mission to find certain flowers during certain seasons.

Luckily, many different colors exist, so if a yellow Tulip is not available in the summer months, then it can be replaced by a yellow Lily in your floral bouquets and arrangements.

Flower Selection

Not all flowers are used for weddings.

The reason for this depends on the flower’s stem (can it be easily inserted into a bouquet or arrangement), thirstiness (some flowers wilt or discolor easily if they are cut and inserted into an arrangement), and toughness (finer flowers will fall off easily if you handle them too much).

Luckily, with newer floral arrangement tools and techniques, new types of flowers are being introduced into the wedding industry – anemones, ranunculus, and cornflowers are examples of this.

Choosing flowers by hemisphere

Seasons are usually opposite when it comes to the northern and southern hemispheres. When it is winter up north (Europe, USA, Asia, etc.), it is a much warmer climate in the south (South Africa, Argentina, Australia, etc.)

So, depending on where in the world you are, the season you’re getting married in will determine which flowers will be available.

Flowers by hemisphere have been added to the floral worksheets as part of the (MASSIVE!!) Wedding Planner that’ll help you to plan your wedding from A to Z – plus it’s fully editable, which means you can change colors, fonts, and more.

Spring wedding flowers

The most lovely wedding blooms are available in spring. This will be during March, April, and May for the northern hemisphere brides, and the southern hemisphere brides will have Spring during September, October, and November.

Daffodils

daffodils - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Lilacs

lilacs

Ranunculus

ranunculus - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Anemone

anemone - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Lily of the Valley

lily of the valley - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Sweet Pea

Summer wedding flowers

Summer falls during the months of December, January, and February for the southern hemisphere, and during the months of June, July, and August for the northern hemisphere brides.

Foxgloves

foxgloves - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Scabiosa

scabiosa

Forget-me-not

forget me not - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Hydrangea

hydrangea - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Sunflower

sunflower

Freesia

freesia - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Autumn/fall wedding flowers

Fall wedding brides can expect the best times to do flower shopping during September to November for the northern hemisphere, and March to May for the southern hemisphere.

Dahlias

dahlias - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Lavender

lavender - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Tulips

tulips - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Calla Lilies

Snapdragons

snapdragon - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Daphne

daphne - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Winter wedding flowers

The coldest months for this magical season are between June and August for southern hemisphere brides. In the northern hemisphere, winter months fall between December and February, where snow will be present in many parts of the globe. This makes for a perfect winter wonderland wedding!

Camellia

camellia - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Jasmine

jasmine - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Waxflower

waxflower - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Narcissus

narcissus - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Poppies

poppy - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Hellebores

hellebores - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Wedding flowers that are always in season

Luckily, we aren’t limited to the four seasons when it comes to choosing gorgeous wedding blooms. Some flowers are available year-round and can always accompany more specific seasonal blooms. 

When focusing on your wedding flowers and decor, make sure to plan everything out thoroughly as this is one area where wedding costs can add up quickly. Use the Wedding Planner to help you plan your wedding from A to Z.

Alstromeria

alstromeria - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Delphinium

delphinium - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Roses

roses - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Lisianthus

lisianthus - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Orchids

orchids - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons

Baby's Breath

baby's breath - all you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons
All you need to know about wedding flowers and their seasons - The Wedding Club
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Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tanya Viljoen has been an active contributor and planner in the wedding industry since 2016. When not writing educational content for brides and wedding professionals, she can be found designing printables for her Etsy shop, TWCprintables. Keep up with her on Instagram.

by Tanya Viljoen

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tanya has been an active contributor and planner in the wedding industry since 2016. When not writing informative content for brides and wedding professionals, she can be found designing Canva templates for her Etsy shop, TWCprintables

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